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Tuscany, Italy
7 days, 8 nights in Cortona, Italy!

October 13 - 20, 2023

You were made for big-hearted living.

Are you ready to take in what life has to offer? Say YES and get ready to open your heart to pleasure, rest, and presence in the beautiful Tuscan countryside!

 

Restore and reset your mind, body, & soul at the incredible Terzo di Danciano, a restored 16th century villa overlooking the border between Umbria and Tuscany near the beautiful city of Cortona.

 

Fully engage your senses as you savor delicious meals, bask in self-care, participate in grounding movement & breath practices, and enjoy the kinship of mindful community. 

Activities

We've planned the perfect balance of rest + adventure for our time in Tuscany. In addition to daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork offerings, at Terzo di Danciana you can enjoy the lovely grounds around the villa, the onsite spa, read or journal by the pool, participate in the group cooking class, or join us on the included excursions to nearby towns.

The retreat with Jenn and Kelly was the perfect mixture of release, receptivity, and relaxation. They provided such a safe place to be who you are truly meant to be with no judgement or pressure. I would do another retreat just to see how much more of my true self I can set free.
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Accommodations

The main house at Terzo di Danciano is a magnificent 16th century construction. The floors, stairs, plasterwork, paint and vaults have all been renovated to preserve the unique radiant character of the environment rich in color and vibrant in identity.

The names of each of the bedrooms make a reference to elements of classical Italian theater. All rooms have breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside with the exception of the ground floor accommodations that have a somewhat more limited horizon. 

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Meals

Food is a fundamental element of Terzo di Danciana’s offering. They love preparing fine food and their kitchen staff is highly experienced. During our stay, we'll enjoy​ locally sourced Italian meals served daily onsite at the retreat center (vegetarian + vegan options available).

​One of the highlights of the trip will be a fun Italian cooking class with Chef Sergio Tancredi learning to make antipasto, pasta & sauce, and dessert.

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What's Included:

  • Pre-retreat gatherings to meet and get to know each other beforehand via Zoom and in-person for local folks. 

  • Arrival and departure transportation between the retreat center and Florence Airport

  • Accommodations at Terzo di Danciano for 7 nights, 8 days

  • Locally sourced Italian meals, including breakfast, buffet lunch, and dinner served daily (vegetarian/vegan options available)

  • Unlimited access to the private swimming pool with panoramic view, umbrellas, sunbathing beds, and beach towels

  • Access to the property’s spacious garden and olive grove

  • A 90-minute visit to the retreat center’s private spa with whirlpool, infrared sauna, and Turkish bath

  • Wine tasting & multi-course dinner with an accredited sommelier featuring 4 wines of the Umbria-Toscana region

  • Cooking class with Chef Sergio focused on antipasto, home-made pasta & sauce, and dessert 

  • A visit to the historical center of the Etruscan town of Cortona

  • Morning farmers market excursion to the pretty town of Umbertide

  • Support for embodiment & deeper alignment via yoga classes & breath work

  • Opportunities for intention setting via ritual and ceremony

  • Yoga mats, blankets, blocks, straps, and bolsters are all provided

  • Free Wi-Fi

The retreat does NOT include airfare, red and white wine available for purchase at the retreat center, meals outside of what is prepared at the retreat center, optional onsite services (Thai bodywork, reiki, tarot, massage), additional excursions you may plan, and incidentals.

I can honestly say this retreat was life changing. Thank you Jenn and Kelly. It was better than I could have imagined.

Meet the Facilitators

Kelly Benning and Jenn Cook are thrilled to lead this retreat together. After being friends for years, they began the adventure of hosting international retreats in 2019. In less than a year, they had planned and sold out their first retreat to the south of France. Since then, they've led another sold out experience to Andulucía, Spain and cannot wait to explore Italy with you all!

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Jenn Cook

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Jenn is a passionate individual dedicated to creating transformative experiences that foster self-discovery and celebrate the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit.

 

With a profound belief in honoring the present moment, she strives to facilitate an environment that acknowledges and embraces each individual's unique journey in this life.

As a yoga teacher, her approach centers around cultivating strong alignment and incorporating elements of asana poses, bodyweight exercises, and cardio. However, she goes beyond the physical aspects of the practice by emphasizing the importance of presence, intention, and mindfulness.

 

She firmly believes that true transformation comes from within and that nurturing the mind-body connection is key to personal growth.

With a holistic approach to wellness, Jenn is dedicated to guiding individuals towards a state of balance, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. Through her teachings, she aspires to empower others to embark on their own transformative journeys and discover the profound connections between their own physical, emotional, and energetic selves.

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Kelly Benning

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Kelly is a queer femme writer, energy worker, and creatrix dedicated to guiding individuals and communities through transformative journeys of self-discovery and collective growth. She finds profound significance in the cycles of death and rebirth that facilitate our personal and spiritual evolution.

Certified as a Tantric Practitioner through the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program and as a Reiki Master in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing, Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in energy healing modalities. Moreover, her certification in Mental Health First Aid equips her to provide essential support in mental well-being.

Having completed Circle Leader Training through the Wild Woman Project®, she took the initiative to establish the first queer and trans-affirming New Moon Circles in the southeast, offering a safe and inclusive space for exploration and empowerment.

 

With over a decade of experience in somatic movement practices, coupled with over five years of working with individuals and groups, has honed her skills in guiding intention setting. She incorporates diverse modalities such as tarot, storytelling, breathwork, visualization, energy work, tantra, ritual, and engagement with the elements.

As a true advocate of connection, she understands the profound impact of feeling seen and supported during times of transition. With love and care, she is committed to providing the guidance and support you need to embrace your true potential and navigate your personal transformation with grace.

FAQ's

What is included? 

What is NOT included in this trip? 

The retreat does NOT include airfare, red and white wine available for purchase at the retreat center, meals outside of what is prepared at the retreat center, optional onsite services (Thai bodywork, reiki, tarot, massage), additional excursions you may plan, and incidentals.

What is the cancellation policy?

See Terms & Conditions on full details/ ticket page. 

What should I bring? 

We will be in touch with a final packing list prior to the retreat, but this list should get you thinking ☺

• Clothing for the duration of your trip - Bring layers and clothing that will be comfortable for a range of activities. We suggest bringing athletic clothes for yoga and lounging; some casual clothes for excursions to local towns; and one nicer outfit for our wine dinner.
• Swimwear & sandals for the pool/spa
• Walking shoes
• Waterproof jacket/raincoat or umbrella
• Sun hat or scarf
• Reusable water bottle
• Cell phone charger
• Electrical adaptor plug for Europe
• A light day pack
• Toiletries, including sunscreen and medications
• Journal and writing utensil
• Passport, copies of travel documents, and cash

Do I need traveler's insurance or a passport? 

You will definitely need a passport, and traveler's insurance is highly recommended. 

When are payments due? 

At registration, all attendees are required to pay a $500 non-refundable deposit.

Pay in full registrants will receive an invoice for the remaining amount within 7 days.

Payment plan registrants will receive a monthly invoice for the remaining balance.

How can I learn more about where we're staying?

Learn more about beautiful Terzo di Danciana and their ammenities on their website.

Any additional questions not answered here? Reach out to me at jenn@wellnesswithjenn.com

Available Rooms

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LE QUINTE (The Wings)

ONE SPOT OPEN

DOUBLE Occupancy (each person in their own bed, shared bath). 

 

Pay in Full (save $200): $3,350

Payment Plan: $3,550

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Located on the second floor, this self-contained flat includes a living area and a kitchenette. The flat has been restored entirely with an ancient plaster mix made with lyme, sand, and earth. The ceiling is covered in the original cannicciato (bamboo/ reed) style. Offered at double occupancy and includes two beds plus an ensuite bath.

 

Max occupancy: 2 people

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ORCHESTRA ROSA (Pink Orchestra)

(SOLD OUT)

Double Occupancy (each person in their own bed, shared bath). 

Pay in Full (save $200): $3,050

Payment Plan: $3,250

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Located on the first floor, this room was once the main kitchen of the house, complete with a huge fireplace of the early 19th century made of pietra serena. The original pink color of the walls in this bedroom has been restored with an ancient plaster mix made with lyme, sand, and earth. The room is offered at double occupancy and includes two single beds. Orchestra Rossa (Red Orchestra) and Orchestra Rosa (Pink Orchestra) share a large bathroom. Max occupancy: 2 people.

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SIPARIO BIANCO - (White Curtain)

SOLD OUT

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Located on the second floor, this beautiful large bedroom is in the style of the early 18th century. Wall stencils depict delicate flowers and linear decorations evoke a kind of wallpaper, with a layer of copper oxide and beeswax to compliment the decor. 

Single Occupancy

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Sold Out Rooms

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PICCIONAIA (Loft Gallery)

SOLD OUT

Double Occupancy (each person in their own bed)

 

Pay in Full (save $200): $3,250

Payment Plan: $3,450

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Located on the third floor, this attic room has an exceptional panoramic view from the window with ceiling beams and moasic of terracotta tiles for added character. Offered at double occupancy and includes two beds and an ensuite bath.

 

Max occupancy: 2 people

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PLATEA VERDE (Green Plateau)

SOLD OUT

Double Occupancy (each person in their own bed, shared bath)​

Pay in Full (save $200): $3,250

Payment Plan: $3,450

 

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Located on the first floor, Terzo has evidence that this large bedroom was used as a room for pilgrims and those in need of care in the 17th century. The room includes a large niche painted in blue that may have once housed a statue of the Madonna. Both the colors of the niche and those of the walls have been restored with authentic to the original earth pigments. Includes two king beds and ensuite bathroom.

 

Max occupancy: 2 people

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ORCHESTRA ROSSA (Red Orchestra)

SOLD OUT

Single Occupancy (shared bath)

Pay in Full (save $200): $3,250

Payment Plan: $3,450

 

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Located on the first floor, this small single room has a beautiful view of the garden. The door to the room on one side has the "Cacciata dei diavoli da Arezzo" and the "vision of the seats in Paradise" on the other, both taken from the cycle on the life of St. Francis located in Assisi. The room includes a single bed. Orchestra Rossa (Red Orchestra) and Orchestra Rosa (Pink Orchestra) share a large bathroom.

 

Max occupancy: 1 person

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LOGGIONE (Gallery)

Sleep Space #1

SOLD OUT

Semi-Private Single Occupancy (sub-divided room, shared bath)

 

Pay in Full (save $200): $3,350

Payment Plan: $3,550

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Located on the third floor, this attic room has an exceptional panoramic view from the two windows. The room is divided by a doorway so that there are two private, separate sleep spaces, with a shared ensuite bath.

 

Max occupancy: 1 person in sleep space #1

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LOGGIONE (Gallery)

Sleep Space #2

SOLD OUT

Semi-Private Single Occupancy (sub-divided room, shared bath)

 

Pay in Full (save $200): $3,350

Payment Plan: $3,550

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Located on the third floor, this attic room has an exceptional panoramic view. Divided by a doorway so that there are two private, separate sleeping areas, there is a shared ensuite bath.

 

Max occupancy: 1 person in sleep space #2

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San Carlo

SOLD OUT

Double Occupancy (shared bed, shared bath)​

Pay in Full (save $200): $3,150 

Payment Plan: $3,350

Single Occupancy (private bath)

 

Pay in Full (save $200): $3,550

Payment Plan: $3,750 

 

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Located on the ground floor, this bedroom was an ancient wash-house. Includes a queen bed and ensuite bathroom.

 

NOTE: The double occupancy option for this room is a shared bed. If you are not traveling with a friend/partner who also plans to book the room at double occupancy, please choose the single occupancy option.

 

Max occupancy: 2 people.

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